Archive for June, 2010

Jeff’s visit to the Vinton Library

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to the Vinton Library

Thanks to Virginia, Sharon and the staff at the Vinton Public Library.  I got to visit with the young students during Weekly Story Time.  We showed how the Earth and the Sun work together to make our seasons change.  We talked about the different kinds of weather that Iowa gets at different times of the […]

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Nice Shelf Cloud!

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Nice Shelf Cloud!

Late afternoon thunderstorms produced a very impressive shelf cloud on June 18th.  Shelf clouds, also called arcus clouds,  form along the leading edge of thunderstorms.  Shortly after this shelf cloud passed over, the temperature fell and heavy rain began falling.  Click here to see Shelf Cloud video

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A Wet June (so far!)

June 15, 2010 0 Comments
A Wet June (so far!)

The past couple weeks have brought tremendous amounts of rain to many parts of Iowa.  The trend has been for the Northeastern counties to be a bit drier, while much of Southern Iowa has been very wet.  A nearly-stationary front has been close by for several days, and that has been the focus for the […]

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